between media giants but the real loesers could be american tv viewers. you have satellite carrier directv in this huge contract dispute now with viacomm. let's go to brian, media reporter for "the new york times" and a friend of ours. brian, let's begin with the question that matters most to people watching. which channels -- what are we talking about if directv viewers lose at midnight, which channels might that be? >> it's actually more than a dozen of them. you probably haven't heard of ones like paladia or nick jr., but a bunch of those old channels that are, you know, pretty infrequently watched. and then a bunch of big ones. nickelode nickelodeon, mtv, vh1, comedy central. nickelodeon is the single biggest channel in american cable households, other than the broadcast networks, nickelodeon is the biggest one and it could go away in directv homes if negotiations remain at an impasse. >> say it ain't so. no "daily show," no spongebob. some of them are major channels. how many people are we talking? millions potentially affected, yes? >> you know, these fights happen from time to time.